Thursday, 29 August 2013
28 August: WRYNECK and a trio of PIED FLYCATCHERS
Tim Watts discovered a WRYNECK on the track leading to Ladymead Farm late morning Wednesday, in the area of the brook and stone walls at SP 754 203 NNE of Quainton village. The bird was typically skulking but remained long enough for Mike & Rose Collard, Graham Smith and others to connect before totally disappearing for good just after 1330 hours.
I visited the site from 1600 hours and after finding a juvenile PIED FLYCATCHER in Denham Lane/Denham House garden as I walked up, I eventually saw two more in the hedgerow NNE of the church along with up to 20 Spotted Flycatchers, a juvenile Common Stonechat, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 11 Common Chiffchaff and a single Garden Warbler; also 40 Barn Swallow and 15 House Martins.
Three different juvenile Pied Flycatchers at Quainton Hills on Wednesday 28 August (LGRE and Sean D'Arcy)